It takes an elite team of 14 makeup artists about three hours to prepare a cast of more than 200 performers each evening.
Applicants must be able to manage their time wisely. This is a fast-paced, fun environment, and the timing of the makeup crew is essential. Applicants must be proficient and possess skills in basic and intermediate special effects makeup. This includes knowledge of and hands-on experience with prosthetic application, Skin Illustrator, latex, gelatin and silicone appliances, and Pros Aide transfers. Makeup artists selected will have the opportunity to work with the best products available in a professional setting. Makeup artists are paid a day rate.
Interested in styling hair in a haunted house setting? We're also hiring a licensed hair stylist! Please fill out the Special FX Makeup Team application, focusing on the availability calendar. Note: No makeup experience is necessary for the hair stylist position, although you will receive some Special FX training. Please be sure to bring your hair portfolio.
2016 Special FX Makeup Team Interviews
All makeup artist / hair stylist interviews are held at Eastern State Penitentiary. You do not need to make an appointment.
Auditions and interviews run RAIN OR SHINE.
Please bring your resume, portfolio and Special FX Makeup Application completely filled out. (Makeup application will be available for download by the end of July.) Applicants without a portfolio will not be allowed to interview. Positions will open up periodically throughout the season; check back for availability.
No phone calls please.
Note: The above information pertains to those interested in joining the Special FX Makeup Team ONLY. For information about other positions available with Terror Behind the Walls, please visit easternstate.org/jobs.